Wait for the right time to spring for a full-on attack if you wish to bathe in the glory of victory.
Country of Origin: Japan, Track Type: Purpose-built Circuit
Variants: Grand Prix (1121 m), National (648 m), Hotlap (510 m)
The current layout is not a major deviation from the original, with only repaving and some re-profiling of some corner sections, though an extra road was laid down to create various shorter track variants in the 80's. Izumi is well-known for its high-speed uphill S-bend, which must be navigated carefully so as not to overshoot the subsequent left-hand sweeper. Her roads are wide but the curves are tricky to make moves on; pace yourself carefully and don't get too anxious to push on the next corners, as the track likes to throw down corners at increasingly rapid paces before giving you a break. Even with the wide run-offs, mistakes can easily be punished here, so keep your driving as tidy as possible.
- The track takes its name from the season it opened in, the spring season. This season is also typically the beginning of the circuit racing season in many countries, Japan included.
- Typically onsen baths are partly barricaded or naturally closed off to prevent people from peeking over. Considering the World of Racing universe, however, there are racing fans crazy enough to want to take a nice hot bath while watching races live at the same time. Most onsen are mixed-gender and are actually family-oriented experiences, contrary to what anime and manga will tell you, and it's the same in WOR.
- The layout takes some bits and pieces from Spa-Francorchamps, a real-world circuit, and Kyoto Ring, a fictional Japanese circuit in Live For Speed. Both tracks are well known for being fast paced, technically challenging circuits that leave racers with lots of, but yet at the same time, no breathing room.
- Using sunken tires as the pit wall is a practice I've lifted from long-time track maker Aeon. This is a deliberate measure to ensure AI cars can still reach the pits even when knocked way off course. This does mean the track does not have any pit speed limiters, but the entry on all layouts is setup such that you can't cheat by this method anyways.